Adolescents who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) are often left out of the health and social programming. This is a disproportionately large group in sub-Saharan Africa that has experienced extreme marginalisation during the pandemic. Countries where young people are left behind and not cared for will struggle to achieve sustainable development and progress. Health interventions especially psychosocial programmes and services are needed to understand their unique needs and develop responses towards bringing them back into fuller participation in various social institutions and opportunities that would build their capacities, and protect their rights.
BMC Global Health, 8(8): e013394
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